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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Best of The West at Nirvana

A chance to eat a meal prepared by some of the best Chefs in the West, Hosted by the best hair in town and super gracious, chef Scott Conant (Mora Italian), alongside mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. It sounds like a dream come true and I don't know about you but I can't miss this one either. If you haven't gotten tickets for at least one of the Nirvana events, it seriously sounds like you should make it an entire weekend. VIP tickets have already sold out for this event, so don't miss out on grabbing one of the last General Admission Tickets.

Nirvana’s closing night will bring together the best chefs in the West for a grand finale-worthy walk-around tasting that will take guests to indoor and outdoor settings throughout the resort. VIP attendees gain early access and extra time with the chefs, including Justin Beckett, Cullen Campbell, Ryan Clark, John Conley, Russell LaCasce, Branden Levine, Gio Osso, Jeremy Pacheco, James Porter, Joseph Rodger, Caleb Schiff, Matthew Taylor, and Chuck Wiley. The Best of the West will be a night to remember!

Saturday, April 21, 6:30-7:15 p.m. (VIP)

7:15-10 p.m. (general admission)

elements, Praying Monk, jade bar, Sunset Garden and Lower Lawn

$225 VIP/$150 GA per person

Event includes: action stations, wine pairings, featured cocktails

Nirvana consists of 4 days of food and fun events with some of the top Chefs. Among the headliners are Sanctuary’s own Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, who will share the spotlight with star chef/television personalities Todd English, Chuck Hughes, Aarón Sánchez, Stephanie Izard, Scott Conant; master mixologists Jason Asher, Maxton Kennedy, and more. Also playing a starring role will be Arizona’s glorious spring weather and famous sunsets, with Sanctuary’s mountain perch offering the ideal vantage point.

Nirvana 2018 will bring back crowd favorites from last year – Best of the West, the Master of Taste winemaker dinners and a Celebrity Golf Tournament. Three new events will make their festival debuts – Bourbon Street Blues, Rosé Parté, and Tequila & Tortillas.

Tickets to Nirvana are available at In addition to individual tickets, there are two value packages available: the Nirvana Passport ($444), offering a 20-percent savings for those who attend all events (excluding the celebrity golf tournament, Rosé Parté, and Master of Taste) and the Fiji Tastemaker ($256.50), which combines two main events, Bourbon Street and Tequila & Tortillas, at a 10-percent savings.

Those interested in turning their festival experience into a luxurious culinary getaway can book one of two Nirvana Packages. “Total Nirvana” starts at $2,025 and includes three nights’ (Thursday – Saturday) accommodations at Sanctuary, one of the most celebrated resorts in the U.S., tickets to all four main Nirvana events, and 20-percent savings on room and tickets. Or, travelers may opt for the “Nirvana Package” that starts at $1,827 with the guest’s choice of two Nirvana main events, and 10-percent savings on tickets and accommodations in a luxury casita, suite or private home. Book online at or call 844-871-6042.

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